Nicki Minaj is going to be presenting this year’s MTV EMAs. Here’s why we think she’s awesome…
We’ve got a load of reasons for bowing down to Her Minajesty. We love that Nicki hasn’t just conquered the male-dominated world of rap for herself but that she’s opened it up for a whole new wave of female rappers.
What we think is even cooler than that is Nicki’s support for the HIV/AIDS cause. Nicki was a 2012 and 2013 spokesperson for MAC’s VIVA GLAM range, which has raised a massive $250 million for the MAC AIDS Fund!
Not only has Nicki Minaj helped out with the financial side of things, she’s helped to reduce stigma associated with HIV and to explain why it’s a cause so close to her heart.
Nicki revealed that her uncle died of the disease and elaborated, saying: “This [HIV/AIDS] is something that’s killing a lot of—especially—black women. I don’t want people to think that this is a gay disease…or an ‘in the 80s’ disease. This is something that’s killing everyone, no matter your preference, your religion, your race.”
Here’s a video of Nicki and talking about her HIV work with Ricki Martin:
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